Day 8 of 100 days of positive self-talk: one step at a time

positive self-talk, self love, creative practice

It’s the beginning of week 2 of my 100 days of positive self-talk. As I think about what I have committed to: 100 days of drawing cartoons and writing, I could feel completely overwhelmed. But I don’t. Instead, I can’t wait to sit down and draw every evening.

I’ve also committed to 100 days of talking kindly to and about myself. I feel pretty positive today. I had this big aha yesterday that I have managed to combine my favorite things in a way that makes them easy and I want to do them every day. I love drawing and writing and I love inspiring others. Along the way, I am inspiring myself and staying attuned and focused on being loving, kind and compassionate towards myself.

I know my journey through this 100 day challenge along with my goals for weight loss and fitness by being more compassionate and kind to myself will only be accomplished one day at a time.

In the past, I’ve definitely struggled with sticking to a plan or routine. I get bored, distracted or pulled off track and find it really hard to begin again with the same fervor as the first time. Right now I’m feeling good and I want that feeling to last.

The crazy thing is, I am super committed to my work. I set and achieve goals. I’ve completed a Ph.D. and written 3 other books. I create courses and content all the time 🙂 I am super committed and organized with my clients and brilliant at helping them with time management and productivity. Why do the personal goals and challenges feel so much more – well, challenging?

I want to be dancing like this guy, feeling good every day for 100 days and beyond!


What are your best suggestions or ideas for sticking to a goal, intention or plan?

See days 1 to 7 of 100 days of positive self-talk here.


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  1. Anna Maria Junus on January 8, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I’m enjoying your posts and I love your drawings.

    I struggle to with keeping goals. So I won’t be much help in that area.

  2. Angeline on January 9, 2020 at 5:53 am

    ONE day, sometimes ONE TASK, at a time is my only help.

    There are days I struggle to do ONE single thing for MY DREAMS. These are my saddest, toughest days.

    The days I DO ONE or MORE things for MY DREAMS are the BEST, happiest, most “productive” days.

    As for goals…sigh…I immediately think of my art biz…and I recently switched to a 7-Week-Year based off book 12 Week Year. It seems to be helping.

    I’m totally enjoying your posts. Please, keep them up thru day 100…and it’s ok to work ahead.

  3. Lily Leung on January 9, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Making the intention and following through every day makes it a habit for me. In the beginning I really have to make it a conscious effort. Writing about it also helps me. I’m not always successful. Then I try again. If it’s important enough, I have better success. Also reading about others’ effort is motivating. So thanks for telling yours.

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